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25 ¢ Before the stormstarted on Sunday, August 26, some houses were boarded up and airboats were secured on high ground. On Sunday evening at 6:48 p.m. the extremely low tide could be seen at the Chokoloskee Causeway bridge. The water all came back in on Monday, especially after the high tide at 11:45 a.m. as the wind pushed in from the south. Y ards and streets were flooded, much to the deli g ht of these ibis. A The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area AUGUST 31 – SEPTEMBER 13, 2012 2012, Snook Publications P O Box 617, Everglades City, FL, 34139 Volume VI Issue #167 MAYOR’S REPORT Mayor Sammy Hamilton said that the City was prepared for a major storm and in touch with all the emergency agencies before Tropical Storm Isaac came near. Fortunately, it was not as bad as it was first forecast. He is seen here as he assesses flooding along the Barron River on North Storter Avenue on Monday, August 27. The water receded later that afternoon. TROPICAL STORM ISAAC TIDE TABLE RESTAURANTS If you have news, photos, announcements, or articles ... email mulletra pp er @g or phone 695-2397. CONTENTS Calendar p. 2 Fishing Report p. 8 Events p. 3 Living Gulf Coast p. 8 School p. 5 Big Cypress p. 8 Flora p. 7 Florida Tales p. 9 Recipe p. 7 Museum News p. 9 Books p. 7 Storter Exhibit p. 9 Tips p. 7 Business Spot p.11 TIDES & RESTAURANTS p.11 CLASSIFIED p.12 FEATURE: “CITY BUDGET” p.10


The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area AUGUST 31, 2012 email: PAGE 2 Oct 9: Voter Registration Deadline Nov 6: General Election Nov 7: BigC ORVs Dec 8: Art-in-the-Glades THRIFT SHOP: Thurs, Sat; 11:00 am to 3:00 pm SKATING RINK: Fri, Sat; 7-10 pm DR DEMARTINO: By appointment only, call office LITTLE GATOR CLINIC: Closed FOOD PANTRY: Sat, 8:30-10:30 am, Community Church AA: Wed, 5:00 pm, Community Church AL-ANON: Thurs, 12 noon, Community Church NA: Sat, 11:30 am, Community Center (Skating Rink) MUSEUM: Tues-Fri; 9:00 am to 5:00 pm; Sat; 9:00 am to 4:00 pm SMALLWOOD STORE: Daily; 11 am to 5 pm SHERIFF AT CITY HALL: Fri, 8/31 (10-11 am) see notice outside the office SHERIFF: 695-2007 CITY HALL: 695-3781 PUBLIC LIBRARY: 695-2511 CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: 695-3941 AIRPORT: 695-2778 FAKAHATCHEE: 695-4593 BIG CYPRESS: 695-2000 NATIONAL PARK: 695-3311 CURBSIDE TRASH PICKUP (FRIDGES, WASHING MACHINES, TVS): 252-2380 COLLIER COUNTY: 252-8999 SUN MON TUES WED THURS FRI SAT AUG 26 27 Hour of Prayer Everglades Community Church 7 pm MPO Meeting (cancelled) 28 29Ladies Coffee Island Caf 8 am 30Drug Aware Meeting see p.3 BigC ORVs see p.3 SAC see p.5full moon 31RAPPER SEPT 1Butcher Muck-About see p.3 2 Butcher Muck-About see p.3 Labor Day 3 Hour of Prayer Copeland Baptist Church 7 pm Butcher Muck-About see p.3 4Pre-K starts School 5Ladies Coffee City Seafood 8 am FME Mtg 3:30 pm see p.9 6 7 8Pet Vet see p.3 Museum Reception see p.9 9 10 Hour of Prayer Chokokoloskee Church of God 7 pm OFCD Board see p.3 Booster Club see p.5 11 12Ladies Coffee Island Caf 8 am 13Congressional Visit City Council see p.3 RAPPER 14 15 new moon 16 17 Hour of Prayer Holy Family Catholic Church 7 pm 18Reach Out mtg see p.3 City Council see p.3 19Ladies Coffee City Seafood 8 am 20 21 22 23 24 Hour of Prayer Everglades Community Church 7 pm 25 26Ladies Coffee Island Caf 8 am 27 RAPPER 28 29 AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2012


The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area AUGUST 31, 2012 email: PAGE 3 Drug Awareness Meeting The CCSO will be hosting a Community Awareness Meeting on Synthetic Drugs, August 30 12 noon to 1:30 pm and again at 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm at 615 3rd Ave South in Naples in the Leila B Canant Bldg at Gulfview Middle School. To reserve your spot, call 377-0535 or email to BigC ORVs The Off-Road Vehicle Advisory Committee will meet on Thursday, August 30, at the Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center, 33000 Tamiami Trail East, Ochopee, from 3:30 to 8:00 p.m. For info, phone 695-1107 or visit CONGRESSIONAL VISIT Monica Aranegui, the District Representative in Collier County at the office of Congressman David Riviera, will meet with constituents in City Hall on Thursday, September 13, at 3:00 p.m. For info, phone 3481620. CITY COUNCIL The next meeting will be on Thursday, September 13, at 5:30 p.m. in City Hall. The first reading of the Budget will be heard. The second reading takes place on Tuesday, September 18, at 5:30 p.m. See the Budget Summary on page 10. MASTER NATURALIST Rookery Bay will hold a Master Naturalist course in October. The deadline for signing up is September 9 and places are limited. For info and reservations, see: Reach Out Meetings Reach Out, our neighb orhood charity, will meet on the third Tuesday of the month at 8:30 a.m. in City Hall. The next meeting is on Thursday, September 18. For info, call Carol at 695-2277. BUTCHER “MUCK-ABOUT” Happy Birthday, Clyde! Big Cypress Gallery is excited about their special Labor Day Weekend Open House this year – it will be Clyde Butcher’s 70th Birthday! To help celebrate, visit on Saturday or Sunday, September 1-2, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for favors and cookies. Some of Clyde’s new photos will be on display and he will be in the Gallery in Ochopee to meet guests and sign books. You can also go on a Swamp Walk through the peaceful subtropical flora behind the Gallery. For info and reservations, see or phone 695-2428. Sun-N-Fun Lagoon Labor Day Celebration will take place at the North Collier Regional Park on Monday, September 3 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., located at 15000 Livingston Rd. Reduced admission: $8 for visitors 48-inches tall or taller, and $4.50 for visitors less than 48-inches. Children three and under enter free. Add sales tax to all fees listed above. For more info, contact Parks and Recreation Administration at 252-4000 or visit BLUE MOON August has two full moons: on August 2 and on August 31. The term “Blue Moon” refers to the second full moon in a given month. When people say "once in a blue moon" they are speaking to the rarity of the occurrence of a second moon happening in the same month. The literal meaning is when the moon appears to a casual observer to be unusually bluish, which is a rare event. OCHOPEE FIRE CONTROL DISTRICT 08/14/12: Emergency Medical, Ochopee 08/14/12: Emergency Medical, SR-29 & US-41 08/16/12: Vehicle Accident, 68 MM I-75 08/17/12: Vehicle Accident, 49 MM US-41 08/19/12: Emergency Medical, Everglades City 08/19/12: Vehicle Accident, 61 MM I-75 08/20/12: Fire Alarm, Port of the Islands 08/20/12: Emergency Medical, Copeland 08/22/12: Emergency Medical, Everglades City 08/22/12: Fire Alarm, Marco Island 08/23/12: Fire Alarm, Marco Island 08/24/12: Fire Alarm, Port of Islands 08/25/12: Power Line Down, Everglades City 08/25/12: Emergency Medical, US-41 08/25/12: Vehicle Accident, 78 MM I-75 08/26/12: Vehicle Accident, 54 MM I-75 08/26/12: Emergency Medical, SR-29 & I-75 Ochopee Fire Control District Advisory Board will meet Monday, September 10, at Port of the Islands at 4:00 p.m. DOCTOR’S CLINIC Dr. Kirk DeMartino of Marco Island will see patients in ECity on Fridays by appointment only. You can contact him at (239) 642-5552. MOBILE PET VET Dr. Lopez will visit Everglades City on Saturday, September 8, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at McLeod Park. Residents may also take their pets to his office in Naples. For more information and appointments, please phone him at 777-PETS (7387) or visit LIONS CLUB The Everglades Lions meets on the second Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the Seafood Depot. The first meeting is on October 11. For info, call 695-2695. THRIFT SHOP OPEN! The Reach Out Thrift Shop, behind the fire station, will open again on Saturday, September 1, and resume normal hours from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Thursday and Saturday. If you would like to volunteer, stop in or phone 695-3298. Please do not leave items on the porch! They only get wet and moldy. The MEDICAL CLOSET at the Thrift Shop has canes, crutches, wheelchairs, walkers. Stop by if you need to borrow something or p hone Helen at 695-3298.


The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area AUGUST 31, 2012 email: PAGE 4 Daily Weekly Monthly Rentals River Wilderness WATERFRONT VILLAS FREE WI-FI SCREEN PORCH CANOES SWIMMING POOL BOAT RAMP DOCK OUTDOOR BBQ 210 Collier Ave. Everglades City, FL 34139 239-695-4499 Advertise Your Business Card phone 695-2397 or email EVERGLADES LIONS CLUB Serving our community with eye and hearing assistance since the 1950's. Call us with your needs. New members welcome. Come join our unique organization. Phone Elaine 695-2695 or email ANTS-ROACHES TERMITES BED BUGS FLEAS-TICKS SPIDERS RODENTS


The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area AUGUST 31, 2012 email: PAGE 5 SCHOOL NEWS Everglades City School phone: 377-9800 or 695-2561 website: ww From Savannah’s Eyes School is now in session and most of us are excited! I'm glad that it's off to a good start. This year we have new staff, teachers, Assistant Principal and Principal! The new teachers in high school are Ms. Roberts, Mr. Fowell, and Mrs. DuVall. Also, our new principal is Mr. Spano and Assistant Principal is Mr. Ragusa. Volleyball has started and our Principal, Assistant Principal, and some teachers were there cheering us on! We are very glad that they are supporting our school and sports. I have a feeling that this is going to be a great year! Since I'm 15 years old now, I can get my driving permit! I'm taking Driver's Ed so it can help me with the tests that I need to take. Sooner or later you all will see me driving my dad and mom around town! So excited!! The volleyball players would appreciate it if everyone would come to our games and cheer us on! We love having fans in the crowd since it makes us pumped up and in it to win it! Please come to support our team! I would also like to mention that the incredible Neil Armstrong (the first man to walk on the moon) died on August 25, 2012. I am very sad and hope you rest in peace; you are my hero and inspirati on to others. You will always be remembered. Playing volleyball and studying for my permit! Love, Savannah Savannah Oglesby is a student in the 10th grade at Everglades City School and a regular contributor to this paper. BOOSTER CLUB The Booster Club meets at 6:30 p.m. in the Culinary Classroom at the School. The next meeting will be on Monday, September 10. Parents and residents are invited to attend and support our school. See you there! NEW TEACHER A special welcome to Nancy Duvall, our new H. S. Language Arts teacher. Both she and her husband, Stuart, are graduates of the University of Kentucky and love Wildcat basketball! They have two children, Brian Moriarty (who built his own airboat) and Kim who lives in Cincinnati, working as an agent for State Farm. Nancy has four grandchildren and this year took them on trips to Alaska and New York. Nancy states that she has taught English in Collier for “many moons,” is very excited to be at Everglades School and looking forward to the Seafood Fes tival! Her goal is to encourage the kids to develop a true desire to read which she believes will enrich their lives for years to come. Besides traveling, Nancy’s enjoys reading, gardening, and boating. Volleyball Schedule Thursday, August 30 SWFl C’Tian JV at 5 pm, Varsity at 6 pm HOME Tuesday, September 4 GCHS Varsity at 5 pm AWAY Thursday, September 6 Marco Island Varsity at 5 pm HOME Saturday, September 8 Oasis Charter Varsity at 9 am AWAY Monday, September 10 Immokalee JV at 5:30 p.m., Varsity at 7 pm HOME ATTENTION VOLUNTEERS Many winter residents signed up to volunteer at ECity School last season. Although you may have completed the necessary data, Collier County is now asking all volunteers to update their applications online. I just completed mine and it is very simple! You are not required to get your fingerprints taken again. So, before you return to Everglades City, visit, look under “QUICK LINKS” on the left side and select “VOLUNTEER APPLICATION.” On the right hand side of the next page, click on “ONLINE APPLICATION" and then click to "update". On the next page, type in your “User ID” (usually your email address) and your “password.” It’s been over 10 years since I first applied so, of course, I forgot my User ID and password. I called Patti Wilson at (239) 377-0151 and she was very helpful and found my information. Gina Gilmore is our Volunteer Contact at ECity School and she will take your photo for the badge you need. She can also answer any questions at (239) 377-9800. Thank you for volunteering! You are a valuable part of Collier County Public Schools Community Engagement Program. We appreciate you and all that you do! Patty Huff, Volunteer IMPORTANT DATES Thurs, Aug 30: SAC, Media Center, 6:00 p.m. Mon, Sept 3: Labor Day, No School Tues, Sept 4: 1st Day of School for Pre-K Mon, Sept 10: Booster Club, 6:30 p.m. Mon, Sept 17: Early Dismissal Wed, Sept 26: Early Dismissal


The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area AUGUST 31, 2012 email: PAGE 6 DEANO’S A/C and HEATING Sales Service Maintenance CALL ANYTIME 239-253-4860 Licensed CAC 1815185 Advertise Your Business Here phone 695-2397 or email LABOR DAY “Muck-About” & Open House


The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area AUGUST 31, 2012 email: PAGE 7 WANTED: The Culinary Class at the School would like donations of eggs, sugar, flour, butter (not margarine), vegetable oil. Also need Brita water filters for a PUR water pitcher (long blue filters). Drop off at school or contact Stacia at 695-2561. S S E E A A F F O O O O D D F F E E S S T T I I V V A A L L Plan ahead to attend the 40th annual Everglades City Seafood Festival! Remember the Festival has been changed from the 1st weekend TO the 2nd weekend (February 8, 9, 10, 2013). For information, visit the Festival office behind Island Caf from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. or phone 695-2277 or visit www.evergladesseaf where you can also download vendor application forms. FLORIDA FLORA by Patricia Huff 'Wavy Leaf' Ligustrum Ligustrum recurvifolium or Ligustrum Japonicum 'Recurvifolium Ligustrum is a small, hardy semievergreen tree that is commonly grown as a shrub for hedges. This particular tree shown above stands alone in my neighbor's yard and is still blooming in late summer. The leaves are dark green and wavy with fragrant white, creamcolored flowers. This tree, as with most of its kind, is about 10 feet high with a width of 6 to 8 feet. The Ligustrum enjoys full sun or some shade in the warmer climates and is low maintenance, requiring little water after it roots. Although it is not a Florida native, it is a healthy tree for our environment and climate in South Florida. .Recipe for Good Eating Raw “Japanese” Salad by Marya Repko Ingredients: raw zucchini yellow or orange bell pepper scallions garlic preserved or fresh ginger, chopped (optional) sesame oil Teriayki marinade or Maggi sauce Finely slice the veggies. Sprinkle with sesame oil and Teriyaki marinade (only a little, it is very salty), stir and leave covered in fridge for about an hour to let flavors blend, serve with a steak. It is also ok to save for the next day. If you have a favorite re cipe to share, please phone or email us. Patty Huff Off the Shelf – Florida Fiction The Kate Kennedy Series by Nora Charles reviewed by Marya Repko I returned to light reading for my last summ er escape. Nora Charle s’ books are mysteries set in Broward County in an apartment complex on the beach, just a walk away from the old pier and fish restaurant. Heroine Ka te Kennedy is recently-widowed but her husband’s job as a New York City police detective has taught her to ask the right questions when residents are murdered. The three books I read were Death with an Ocean View (the first in the series), Death Rides the Surf, and Hurricane Homicide. Author “Nora Charles” is actually No reen Wald who has also written the “Ghostwriter” mystery books featuring Jake O’Hara. You can learn more at her website HOUSEHOLD TIPS Easy Deviled Eggs: Put cooked egg yolks in a zip lock bag, seal, mash, add remainder of ingredients, keep mashing, mixing thoroughly, cut th e tip of the baggy, squeeze mixture into egg. Just throw the bag away! Expanding Frosting: When you buy a container of cake frosting from the store, whip it with your mixer for a few minutes. You can double it in size. You get to frost more cake/cupcakes for the same price. You also eat less sugar and calories per serving. Reheating refrigerated bread: To warm bi scuits, pancakes, or muffins that were refrigerated, place them in a microwave with a cup of wate r. The increased moisture will keep the food moist and help it reheat faster. If you don’t have a microwave, sprinkle the bread with drops of water and close tightly in aluminum foil and put in the oven to warm up. Newspaper weeds away: Plant your plants in th e ground; work the nutrients in your soil. Then wet newspapers, put layers around the plants overlapping as you go, cover with mulch, and forget about weeds. Weeds will get through some gardening plastic they will not get through wet newspapers. To keep squirrels from eating your plants, sprinkle your plants with cayenne pepper. The cayenne pepper doesn't hurt the plant: squirrels won't come near it. Flexible vacuum: To get something out of a heat register or under the fridge add an empty paper towel roll or empty gift wrap roll to your vacuum. It can be bent or flattened to get in narrow openings.


The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area AUGUST 31, 2012 email: PAGE 8 September Fishing Report by Captain Bill Lindsay As days get a little shorter and water temperatures drop, large schools of bait fish start to migrate south. Many of these schools have birds over them and Mackerel, Jacks and even Trout can be caught by casting jigs around them. While you’re out in the Gulf, keep an eye out for schools of “breeder” Redfish moving up and down the coast. At this time of year they look like a copper patch moving just below the surface. Water temp eratures remain warm so fish early and late, and in deep areas w ith lots of current. Snook must be released, but many other fish can be taken for the table. Redfishing has been good this summer and should stay that way through September. Pompano, Bluefish and Cobia can surprise you on any day. Tarpon fishing has been pretty good this summer. Most of these fish are rolling in the deep passes early and late in the day. Permit fishing has been good, but you need calm weather and live crabs to put things in your favor. Capt. Bill Lindsay lives in Chokoloskee and has been fishing in the Everglades National Park for over 30 years. In 1992 he was Master Angler of the MET Tournament. Telephone 695-0314. FWC News For wildlife info and regulations, see Wildlife Alert Hotline: 888-404-FWCC (3922) Angler Tag Return Hotline: 800-367-4461 SAWFISH SIGHTINGS If you see a sawfish, please report it to: Online at www.flmnh.ufl. edu/fish/sharks/sawfish By phone: (352) 392-2360 or (352) 871-8230 By e-mail: sawf The smalltooth sawfish is a protected species. RedSnook Tournament Sign up now for the charity Catch-and-Release RedSnook Tournament on the weekend of November 2-4 which benefits the Conservancy. For an application, see or phone 403-4219. Big Cypress National Preserve An Environmental Assessment (EA) was completed in August for a proposal to improve off-road vehicle (ORV) trail heads and construct turn lanes in Big Cypress National Preserve. The EA examined three alternatives in de tail, addressed the environmental impacts of each, and identified a preferred alternative. The NPS selected preferred alternative will have no significant effects on the human environment. It is ba sed on the EA and the comments received from the public and agencies during the public review period which concluded on July 5. The FONSI ( F inding O f N o S ignificant I mpact) is posted on the NPS Planning, Environment and Public Comment website: The Living Gulf Coast by Charles Sobczak Excerpt from The Living Gulf Coast (available at the Chamber Welcome Center and Big Cypress Swamp Visitor Center) Ornate Diamondback Terrapin ( Malaclemys terrapin macrospilota ) Other names: none / Status: FL=species of special concern, IUCN-NT / Length: 5-9 in. (12-23 cm) / Weight: 0.901.7 lb (300-1,400 g); the male is much smaller than the female / Life span: unknown / Reproduces: lays up to 3 clutches a year with 6-7 eggs in each clutch / Found: Sarasota Co., Charlotte Co., Lee Co., Collier Co., coastal / JFMAMJJASOND (the ornate diamondback breeds year round). Photo by Eric Holt In all four coastal counties of Southwest Florida the ornate diamondback terrapin spends most of its life in and around the mangroves where it forages on carrion, snails, crabs, and saltmarsh plants. Along the Eastern Seaboard and west to Texas it lives in salt marshes. The terrapin is equipped with a special gland next to its eyes that allows it to secrete excess salt. It has one of the most heavily embossed shell patterns of any turtle and a unique spotted lavender skin. It is also becoming extremely rare. The reason for its demise is simple: it is delicious. Until recently the terrapin was hunted in much of its range for terrapin soup. It has also suffe red from coastal development. Its biggest threat today is crab traps, which it enters to feed on the bait, then drowns. There are five subspecies in Florida and two more in its greater range from southern New England to Corpus Christi, Texas. Although these small reptiles can be seen in captivity, where they do well in saltwater aquariums, seeing a terrapin in the wild is nothing short of astonishing. They are shy and elusive turtles, and a terrapin sighting is a special experience for any nature enthusiast. Charles Sobczak lives and writes on Sanibel Island. To find out more about the author and his books, visit


The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area AUGUST 31, 2012 email: PAGE 9 Florida Tales Carlstrom Field Cadets of WWII Part 2 of 2 by Chester Keene Continued from part one… They sailed all through that Saturday and Sunday with just one Destroyer in attendance, and church Parade on Sunday morning was a memorable occasion. Everyone realized they were still in danger and that the service gained much more significance. By this time they had heard of the calamity which had overtaken the H.M.S. Hood, and saddened all. For one thing the weather began to improve and they began to realize they were more or less past halfway stage of the trip and with the approaching escort from the Navy and could look forward to the docking either on Wednesday or Thursday. It was also on that Sunday they heard that the Bismark had been tackled by a Torpedo from a Swordfish Airplane and had been damaged. The news of Her sinking had come through on the Monday, also on Monday the weather and they had some sunshine and saw a large convoy, homeward bound. On Tuesday they passed some American Warships way out in the Atlantic, Wednesday they were all feeling excited who was going to sight land. On Dawn Thursday as the sun was breaking behind their backs they got their first sight of a blue smudge, could this be just a cloud? Or was it Canada? It was Canada. To be continued in another story later on. Chester Keene is a retired law enforcement officer and Florida native. He retains the copyright to this article MUSEUM of the Everglades NEWS A new photographic perspective with Mother Nature is the subject of the Museum of the Everglades’ exhibit entitled “The Everglades and the Goodman’s, Kayla with Dad…” opening September 4 with a reception to meet the artist on Saturday, September 8 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served by the Friends of the Museum of the Everglades. Come meet the Artist, Kayla Goodman (and maybe her Dad). Kayla, age 12, was introduced to photograph y three years ago at the age of 9. She would accompany her father on adventures into the Everglades; using her Mom’s point and shoot camera, she got a sense of composition. A year later she entered the Rookery Bay Annual Photography Contest where she won the best in the 18 and under category with her photos of The Lubber Grasshopper (shown right) and Reddish Egret The Museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. There is no admission charge but donations are welcome. For information, phone 695-0008. The Friends of the Museum will have their Board Meeting at the Museum on Wednesday, September 5, at 3:30 p.m. All members are welcome to attend. Storter Collection Exhibit Selected items from the Storte r Collection are now on view through October at the CCSO “CommUnity” Gallery in the Sheriff’s Office in Building J at the Government Center, 3319 Tamiami Trail East, in Naples. The images in this exhibit ar e on loan from the Friends of the Museum of the Everglades. For info, phone 252-0810. Marco Island Historical Society On Tuesday, September 4, archaeologist Matthew Betz will lecture on the Pioneers and Early Historic Development of the Rookery Bay and northern Ten Thousand Island. The free lecture takes place at the monthly meeting at 7:00 p.m. in the Rose Historical Auditorium at the Museum, 180 S. Heathwood Drive. For information, see HAPPY BIRTHDAY COLLIER COUNTY LIBRARY On September 3, Collier County Public Library will celebrate its 55th anniversary. In 1957 the County Commissioners voted to create a free public library with headquarters in Naples. For 25 years before then, the Women's Club of Naples would collect and lend out books. SHERIFF’S REPORT If you have any information concerni ng criminal or suspicious activity please notify the Collier County Sheri ff’s Office immediately at 252-9300 or “911” for emergencies.


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The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area AUGUST 31, 2012 email: PAGE 11 RESTAURANT NEWS Camellia Street Grill (695-2003): Closed for the summer City Seafood (695-4700): 6:00 am – 6:00 pm; daily Fish Market also open Everglades Seafood Depot (695-0075): 10:30 am 10:00 pm; daily Everglades Scoop (695-0375): Closed for the summer Gator Express (695-3937): 7:00 am – 6:00 pm; Sun Thurs 7:00 am – 7:00 pm; Fri, Sat Subway closed for summer Glades Haven Deli (695-2091): 6:00 am – 6:00 pm; Sun Thurs 6:00 am – 9:00 pm; Fri, Sat Havana Caf (695-2214): Closed for the summer Island Caf (695-0003): 6:00 am – 9:00 pm; daily Ivey House (695-3299): 6:30 – 9:30 am; daily Continental breakfast, box lunches Joanie’s Blue Crab Caf (695-2682): 11:00 am – 4:00 pm; Thurs thru Mon Oyster House Restaurant (695-2073): 11:00 am – 9:00 pm; Sun thru Thurs 11:00 am – 10:00 pm; Fri, Sat Right Choice Pizzeria Re-opening soon Rod & Gun (695-2101): 7:00 – 10:00 am Breakfast; daily 11:30 am 9:00 pm; daily Susie’s Station (719-0190): 11:00 am 5:00 pm; daily Triad Seafood (695-0722 or 695-2662): Closed for the summer Right Choice Supermarket (695-4535) 9:00 am – 7:00 pm, Mon-Sat 10:00 am – 6:30 pm, Sun Grimm’s Stone Crab (695-3222) Closed for the summer Loco’s Produce Frank’s cell phone (239) 462-7050 7:00 am 4:00 pm; Saturday ECity Post Office Construction of Joe’s Stone Crab new state-of-the-art facility on the Barron River is progressing. BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT New Exhibits at Jungle Erv’s As visitors pass through the entrance at the gift shop at Jungle Erv’s on Dupont Island, they are immediately greeted by Red Velvet, Captain Jack Sparrow and several other friendly birds. The Boxwell family (shown here) from England enjoyed their visit to Everglades City with a tour around the boardwalk. Jungle Erv has lengthened this beautiful boardwalk to include additional walking paths along the thick mangrove trees and extended the area further along the river to “Manatee Point.” Most visitors enjoy the experience of having their photo taken with an alligator and Christopher Stokes is always there to provide them with an educational show. Recently Visit Florida highlighted Jungle Erv’s with rave reviews (see Trip Advisor also gives them high marks. For more information, telephone 695-2800 or visit website EVERGLADES CITY Lat: 25.87N Long: 81.37W see for weather and for storms TIDES FOR BARRON RIVER Lat: 25.87N Long: 81.37W http://TIDESANDCURRENTS.NOAA.GOV 08/31 Fri 03:05am 2.7 H 08/31 Fri 10:04am 0.4 L 08/31 Fri 03:07pm 3.3 H 08/31 Fri 10:37pm 0.2 L 09/01 Sat 03:31am 2.8 H 09/01 Sat 10:46am 0.3 L 09/01 Sat 03:46pm 3.2 H 09/01 Sat 11:14pm 0.3 L 09/02 Sun 03:58am 2.9 H 09/02 Sun 11:26am 0.2 L 09/02 Sun 04:24pm 3.1 H 09/02 Sun 11:48pm 0.4 L 09/03 Mon 04:26am 3.0 H 09/03 Mon 12:06pm 0.2 L 09/03 Mon 05:05pm 2.9 H 09/04 Tue 12:20am 0.6 L 09/04 Tue 04:57am 3.0 H 09/04 Tue 12:47pm 0.3 L 09/04 Tue 05:51pm 2.7 H 09/05 Wed 12:50am 0.7 L 09/05 Wed 05:30am 2.9 H 09/05 Wed 01:31pm 0.3 L 09/05 Wed 06:43pm 2.5 H 09/06 Thu 01:16am 0.8 L 09/06 Thu 06:09am 2.8 H 09/06 Thu 02:24pm 0.4 L 09/06 Thu 07:45pm 2.3 H 09/07 Fri 01:31am 1.0 L 09/07 Fri 07:01am 2.7 H 09/07 Fri 03:30pm 0.4 L 09/07 Fri 08:58pm 2.1 H 09/08 Sat 01:33am 1.1 L 09/08 Sat 08:17am 2.6 H 09/08 Sat 04:44pm 0.5 L 09/08 Sat 10:20pm 2.1 H 09/09 Sun 04:30am 1.1 L 09/09 Sun 09:42am 2.6 H 09/09 Sun 05:52pm 0.4 L 09/09 Sun 11:42pm 2.2 H 09/10 Mon 05:56am 1.1 L 09/10 Mon 10:56am 2.7 H 09/10 Mon 06:49pm 0.4 L 09/11 Tue 12:37am 2.3 H 09/11 Tue 06:54am 1.0 L 09/11 Tue 11:58am 2.9 H 09/11 Tue 07:37pm 0.3 L 09/12 Wed 01:13am 2.5 H 09/12 Wed 07:41am 0.9 L 09/12 Wed 12:48pm 3.0 H 09/12 Wed 08:20pm 0.2 L 09/13 Thu 01:44am 2.6 H 09/13 Thu 08:23am 0.7 L 09/13 Thu 01:32pm 3.2 H 09/13 Thu 08:59pm 0.2 L


The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area AUGUST 31, 2012 email: PAGE 12 ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTIONS date _______________________ Please make check payable to “Snook Publications” and send to Snook Publications, P O Box 617, Everglades City, FL, 34139 ___ The MULLET RAPPER by post ($38) ___ The MULLET RAPPER by email ($10) NAME ___________________________________________ EMAIL _______________________________________________ STREET / P.O.BOX: ALTERNATE ADDRESS _________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ CITY ____________________________________________ CITY _________________________________________________ STATE ________ ZIP ____________________________ STATE _________ ZIP _________________________________ MONTHS AT ALTERNATE ADDRESS __JAN __FEB __MAR __APR __MAY __JUN __JUL __AUG __SEP __OCT __NOV __DEC 8/31/12 The MULLET RAPPER What’s Happening in the Everglades City Area PUBLISHER Patricia A. Huff, Snook Publications P O Box 617, Everglades City, FL, 34139 (239) 695-2397, EDITORS Patty Huff & Marya Repko CONTRIBUTORS Helen Bryan, Linda Friar, Darcie Guerin, Chester Keene, Bill Lindsay, Lisa Marteeny, Savannah Oglesby, Trina Mitchell, Charles Sboczak PRODUCTION layout: Marya Repko, printing: Hinson Studios PUBLISHER’S STATEMENT We aim to provide local news of interest to the extended community of Everglades City, Chokoloskee, Plantation Island, Lee Cypress, Copeland, Jerome, and Ochopee. We strive to present the facts accurately without political bias or personal opinion. The views expressed in signed articles are not necessarily those of the editors or publisher. SUBSCRIPTION RATES 25¢ per issue or $38 per year by US Post 2012, Snook Publications. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without prior permission. PET PICS Freckles Mayor and Brenda Hamilton’s pet pit bull, enjoyed a playful time outside during high tide on Monday, August 27, when Tropical Storm Isaac’s high winds moved through our area. Send us your Pet Pics by email or post. JOBS --------------------------------------------------PUT YOUR JOB ADS IN THE RAPPER no charge! phone us at 695-2397 --------------------------------------------------Wanted: Housecleaner Please email or phone 616558-9235. --------------------------------------------------Staff wanted at Subway. See John at Gator Express or phone 695-3937. --------------------------------------------------Tutoring Classes Offered Danielle Swisher is offering tutoring classes in music, history, geography, languages, biology, chemistry, and college preparation courses. She also offers piano and other music lessons. All classes are private and customized for the needs of the client. For information and fees, e-mail her at or call (239) 280-8971. SNOOK CLASSIFIED -----------------------------------------------------FOR SALE : 16’ kayak style sailboat, all accessories. $250.00. Call 239-695-3298. --------------------------------------------------RENT TO OWN : House at 5% interest rate. $1025 a month for 30 Years & you own it. House & Barn on 1.02 Acres in Fakahatchee Strand State Park. Call Don at 321-439-7635. See more info & pictures at -----------------------------------------------------FOR SALE BY OWNER: Lot on Chokoloskee; on canal behind Post Office. Call (561) 622-6011 or email: ------------------------------------------------FOR SALE BY OWNER: 3 lots in Chokoloskee, 2 on Calusa Dr, Lot M-4; Lot M-5 (filled); Lot by cemetery. Call (419) 441-2068 or (740) 864-2179. --------------------------------------------------FOR RENT: Studio apartment for rent. $600 a month or 1200 sq ft commercial space with office & handicappedaccessible bath w/shower plus apartment for $1000 a month. Call 239-340-4770. --------------------------------------------------FOR SALE: If you're into fishing, this is the place for you! Lovely duplex with each unit having 2 bedrooms & 2 baths. Lower level completely redone. Located in Chokoloskee on a canal, deeded waterfront, with dock & lift. Reduced to $350,000. Call Bonnie Woodward, Keller Williams Realty, (239) 860-6369. --------------------------------------------------FOR SALE : 14” Wood Cutting Band Saw, good condition. Call 695-0243 ------------------------------------------------CLASSIFIEDS only $10/issue phone 695-2397 or email us at VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Greet Visitors in the Museum Meet people from around the corner or around the world! Phone Martha 695-0008. Everglades Area Hot Lines Narcotics Anonymous (NA) 239-216-1208 Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 313-530-3395 AlAnon 239-263-5907 12-Step Meeting Schedules are available in City Hall and Chokoloskee Post Office See the Rapper in full color! Visit our website.